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Student Government president and vice president for 2017-18 announced

Student Government president and vice president for 2017-18 announced

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
April 18, 2017
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Jimmy Russell and Drew Williams will serve as student body president and vice president for the University of Toledo during the 2017-2018 school year. According to Andrew Taylor, recording secretary of Student Government, Russell and Williams won with 43 percent of the vote. Cameron Forsythe and Andrew...

SG candidates debate to win

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
April 11, 2017
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Last week, the student body presidential candidates debated wide-ranging topics, including communication, mandating midterm grades and Title IX policies. Each candidate stressed the importance put on reaching out to the student body to hear its ideas and concerns. “Our platform is ‘Your UT’...

Three tickets campaign to lead Student Government

Three tickets campaign to lead Student Government

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
March 28, 2017
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As the school year starts to unwind, Student Government elections ramp up. Voting for student body president takes place from April 10-13 via OrgSync. This year, there are three tickets for president: Jared Enoch, Cameron Forsythe and James “Jimmy” Russell. Enoch Enoch, fifth-year mechanical engin...

Student Government passes legislation in support of divesting from companies who use fossil fuels

Student Government passes legislation in support of divesting from companies who use fossil fuels

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2016
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The University of Toledo’s Student Government passed a new piece of legislation Tuesday, Nov. 29 that approved the plan to have the University of Toledo divest from all connections with companies that use fossil fuels. According to Amal Mohamed, President of Student Government, the vote passed wit...

Student Government holds first town hall meeting

Student Government holds first town hall meeting

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
November 29, 2016
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The University of Toledo Student Government held its first town hall of the year on Nov. 15 to gain feedback from the students regarding their experiences on campus. The meeting invited students to come in, grab refreshments and voice their opinions about the topics under discussion. SG Vice President...

Student Government to focus on student involvement

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 20, 2016
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Student Government is looking to implement some big changes at UT this year, including creating committees and programs aimed at providing student perspectives on more that happens on campus. They plan to increase students’ ability to voice concerns about construction, increasing direct outreach to...

Student Government debate for presidential roles

Student Government debate for presidential roles

Colleen Anderson, Managing Edior
April 13, 2016
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  Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates outlined their platforms and answered students’ questions during a debate hosted by The Independent Collegian on Wednesday, April 6. The two leadership tickets kicked things off by discussing the experience that qualifies...

Diversify UT

Diversify UT

Yasmeen Hamdah, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2016
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Diversity Week is a long-standing tradition at the University of Toledo that fulfills the purpose of bringing UT students together. This year’s event will be held April 4-8. Put on by UT Student Government, in collaboration with several different student organizations and university departments,...

Speaking up: The impact of student voices at the University of Toledo

Speaking up: The impact of student voices at the University of Toledo

Ashley King and Colleen Anderson
December 2, 2015
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Student voices have often been at the forefront of change, and some University of Toledo students are striving to do just that. In the past year, UT has seen a number of student-led movements, from a campaign to divest from companies involved in Israeli military actions to protests against the university’s...

University of Toledo Student government begins work to remove student textbook taxes

University of Toledo Student government begins work to remove student textbook taxes

Riley Sproul, Staff Reporter
November 4, 2015
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The University of Toledo’s Student Government has embarked on a large-scale endeavor to remove the sales tax on student textbooks for universities in Ohio. Currently, the state of Ohio is able to charge textbooks with a standard sales tax of 5.75 percent. In a study conducted by the National Association...

University of Toledo Wheels Out a New Bike Sharing Program

University of Toledo Wheels Out a New Bike Sharing Program

Emily Schnipke, Staff Reporter
October 14, 2015
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A six-year effort came to fruition on Monday, Oct. 12 when the new University of Toledo bike share program called Rocket Wheels was unveiled in a ceremony at Rocket Hall. The bike share program is a project that the UT Student Government has been working towards since 2010. The idea was the brainchild...

Single ticket discusses platform

Single ticket discusses platform

Colleen Anderson, Associate News Editor
March 25, 2015
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This year’s single Student Government presidential ticket is focusing on finishing past projects while focusing on student issues and transparency. Internal Affairs Chair Cody Spoon and Senator Ian Michalak based some of their platform on completing projects SG has undertaken this year, including...

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